Buhari Calls For Quick Passage Of Special Crimes Court Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the special crimes court bill before it.

Buhari making the call in Abuja at the national summit on diminishing corruption in public service, also urges the judiciary to support the creation of the bill.

He pleads with the judiciary and national assembly members to join other Nigerians agitating for the establishment of the proposed crimes court.

For instance, the president says over n1 trillion had been spent on the constituency projects of the National Assembly in the past ten years, with nothing to show for the huge allocation to the projects.

Meanwhile, independent corrupt practices and related offences commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered inflation of the payroll by 300 of the Federal Ministries, departments and agencies to the tune of n12 billion.

The commission’s chairman, Bolaji Owosanoye says that academic and health institutions are the worst culprits.

Owosanoye speaking in Abuja at a workshop on the diminishing corruption in public service, says that only 300 of the MDAS had been investigated so far.

According to him, the ICPC preliminary report shows that university of Benin teaching hospital inflated its payroll by n1.1 billion, Nnamdi Azikiwe university (n907 million), and university of Jos (n896 million).

Others are federal medical centre, Yenagoa (n915 million), university college hospital, Ibadan (n701 million), Usman Dan Fodio University (n636 million) and University Of Ibadan (n558 million).

The ICPC chairman told Buhari that the finance ministry had been written to prevent the MDAS from spending the excess of their budgets.

 

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